Eugene M Nettles > Porter Hedges LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Porter Hedges LLP
United States

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Gene Nettles extensive litigation practice focuses on all types of energy disputes, ranging from gas purchase contract interpretation, preferential rights issues, removal of operators, interpretation over joint operating agreements and exploration agreements, gas plant accounting issues, royalty disputes, take or pay disputes, and more.

As lead counsel in civil and criminal matters, Gene has tried more than 125 jury trials representing the State of Texas, corporations (publicly and closely held) and individuals in complex litigation in the state and federal district courts in Texas and elsewhere in the United States, as well as representing clients in arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Throughout his career Gene has also handled appeals to the Texas Courts of Appeals and the Texas Supreme Court.

Apart from his energy-related practice, Gene handles complex litigation that includes breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, Deceptive Trade Practices Act, fraud, securities fraud, CFTC violations, antitrust, price fixing, insurance bad faith, defamation, personal injury, product liability, medical and legal malpractice, class action, trade secret, trademark and copyright infringement, patent infringement, covenants not to compete, and employment related matters.

Gene began his career as an Assistant District Attorney with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, where he worked from 1975-1980. He has been recognized by a number of legal publications, including Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers in America, and Texas Super Lawyers.


College of the State Bar of Texas, Fellow

Texas Bar Foundation, Houston Bar Foundation, Fellow

American Board of Trial Advocates, Member, 2010

March of Dimes Texas Chapter, Houston Division, Board of Directors (Chairman 2007-2009)

American Bar Association, Member

Houston Bar Association

     Administration of Justice Committee, Member, 1992-1997
     Administration of Justice Committee, Co-Chair,1996
     Houston Bar Association, Bench Bar Conferences, Co-Chair, 1995 & 1997

Adjunct professor of Trial Advocacy, University of Houston Law School, 1989-1993

State Legislation in Public Interest Committee, Member, 1982-1986


Gene received his J.D. from South Texas College of Law and his B.B.A. from University of Texas at Austin.